Perspectives

Language(s): American English, British English

Level(s): A2, B1, B2, C1

Overview

Perspectives is a four-skills series in American and British English that teaches learners to think critically and to develop the language skills they need to find their own voice in English. The carefully-guided language lessons, real-world stories, and TED Talks motivate learners to think creatively and communicate effectively.

In Perspectives, learners develop an open mind, a critical eye and a clear voice in English.​

  • Every unit explores one idea from different perspectives, giving learners opportunities for practicing language as they look at the world in new ways.
  • Students learn the critical thinking skills and strategies they need to evaluate new information and develop their own opinions and ideas.​
  • Students respond to the unit theme and express their own ideas confidently in English.
  • Exam-style task types and test-taking strategies prepare students for a range of international exams.

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Authors

Daniel Barber

Daniel Barber is a teacher, trainer and writer based in Cádiz, Spain. He's taught classes of all types and ages over more than twenty years as well as tutoring and directing Trinity TESOL courses and ... more

Hugh Dellar

Hugh Dellar runs London Language Lab, a boutique English-language school in the heart of the English capital, where he continues to enjoy teaching and doing teacher training. He is also the writer of ... more

Amanda Jeffries

Amanda Jeffries is a teacher, trainer and author. She grew up in the north of England and after graduating in Modern Languages from Oxford University, did her DELTA and then MA in TEFL at Reading Univ... more

Lewis Lansford

Lewis got his first taste of teaching English in Barcelona in the late 1980s. The experience inspired him to get a Master’s in TESOL, after which he taught at a university language centre in Arizona a... more

Andrew Walkley

Andrew is married with two children and lives in North London with his partner and son, now his daughter has left home. He grew up in Birmingham and w... more
Introducing Learn English with TED Talks

Learn English with TED Talks is a supplemental resource for use in any English language classroom. The language learning app and teaching resources help learners understand and discuss powerful ideas from TED Talks in the classroom.

Fully supported with easy-to-use classroom resources, including lesson plans and a Classroom Presentation Tool, Learn English with TED Talks supports any English language curriculum and inspires learners to find their own voice in English.

Click here to request a demo of the Learn English with TED Talks app.

Companion Sites

Companion sites for Perspectives can be found here:

Student Companion Site

Instructor Companion Site

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